The start of summer means the dawn of fun, funky beats. Other than Christmas music, summer songs are the best seasonal songs. Allow me to share a few with you on this lovely evening.
Mungo Jerry: In The Summertime
Any and every summer song list starts with Mungo Jerry. Spitting into a jug, pickin’ and grinnin’, nothing’s better.
Troop 41: Do the John Wall
This one is for all of those who are ready to type, “THIS IS A SPORTS SITE!” in the comments section, and because watching 150 people flex to this song in the Bahamas is one of my favorite memories.
Don’t you DARE call Hanson a one hit wonder. The brothers had a couple of classics, like If Only, Weird and Where’s the Love.
Don Henley: The Boys of Summer
Because no matter how much Matt hates on The Eagles, Don Henley is a Great American.
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince: Summertime
During Will Smith’s prime he put out his best work. This song deserves five extra gold stars because it was s good, it became the Saved By The Bell theme song when the crew spent the summer in Hawaii (Kelly Kapowski > Stacey Carosi).
Jimmy Buffett: A Pirate Looks at 40
Drew Franklin’s finest recommendation.
Florida Georgia Line & Nelly: Cruise Remix
Not a Drew Franklin recommendation.
LFO: Summer Girls
A trio of beautiful lyricists, where else can you find lines like “New kids on the block had a bunch of hit | Chinese food makes me sick” or “You’re the best girl that I ever did see | the great Larry Bird Jersey 33 | When you take a sip you buzz like a hornet | Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole bunch of sonnets.”
Zac Brown Band: Knee Deep
It really doesn’t matter which song you pick, Zac Brown Band is awesome. For those that were at Red Rocks for this show, I hate you. Sorry, you don’t deserve that hate. It’s just a little envy because I challenge you to find a cooler music venue in the world than Red Rocks.
Kenny Loggins: Danger Zone
Listening to this song is a must whenever you’re playing volleyball with your bros.